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Research Assistant, Microbiology, Anaerobes and Bacteriophages

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7 May 2022

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Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Assistant position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Appointments will be on a 1-year contract in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Purpose of the post

The Research Assistant will be responsible to, and work closely with the Principal Investigator and a team of researchers on the goals set out for the project(s) of interest. The project involves microbiology work with anaerobes and bacteriophages.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Research Assistant, under the supervision of the PI, is expected to:

  • plan and execute experiments in an independent manner.
  • work in close collaboration with a Postdoctoral fellow.
  • Follow GLP and GDP to execute, document and report experiments.
  • Manage stocks and inventory and supervise orders and purchases.


The applicant should:

  1. Hold BSc in Biological Sciences, or related disciplines.
  2. Have knowledge and/or hand-on experience on microbiology (bacteriology and phage biology), and flow cytometry.
  3. Be able to work independently and in a team, and have an investigative nature & attention to details.
  4. Knowledge of GLP and GDP is preferred.

Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of 3 referees).

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required.

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Department : Microbiology And Immunology
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 13625

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